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Mission San Jose

6701 San Jose Drive, San Antonio, TX 78124 (Harlandale)
210 229 4770
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Ranked #3 of 190 attractions in San Antonio
Type: Missions, Historic Sites
Activities: Getting married
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Founded in 1720, this Spanish frontier mission, the largest of the five San Antonio missions, is best known for its rose window. On Sundays, this... more » Owner description: Founded in 1720, this Spanish frontier mission, the largest of the five San Antonio missions, is best known for its rose window. On Sundays, this Texas and U.S. National historic site offers a mariachi mass. « less
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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Beautifully kept grounds, chapel, mill, and priest's lodgings from early Texas. A wonderful site for family photos as well.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This mission site is on the trolley route and is well worth the visit if you enjoy history and a little walking!

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San Antonio, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This great historic site has a fabulous visitors' center and has been almost completely re-created so you can experience what it was like during the mission days. There is a lot of information both in the visitor center and within the mission walls. If you have children, be sure and pick up the kit for your kids to trace the... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

been going here since I was 10 years old ..never get tired of seeing it & escaping back into history

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Birmingham, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

difficult to get taxi service but worth it if you like history. the Mission is very well preserved and it was neat to see the rooms where the Indians stayed as well as the beautiful church.

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Denton, Texas
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99 reviews 99 reviews
31 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The budget cuts to the national park service are visible in many places, with everything a bit dog-eared and under-maintained. The mission itself, badly restored back in the 1930s, gives something of a view of what life in the mission was like, but needs to be updated. The diorama narrated by Henry Guerra is terribly out of date. Overall, if... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Make sure to visit San Jose before visiting the other missions as this one has the best visitor center- gift shop, restroom facilities and docents. I would suggest watching the short film in the visitor center before viewing this attraction as it will give one a better appreciation for the site. Also, take advantage of a FREE docent guided tour... More

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El Paso, Texas, USA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

The mission is well maintained considering how old it is and how harsh the weather is here on everything. It's a pleasant stop if you get a chance or just need a break from your run or bike ride to catch up on history.

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Boscawen, New Hampshire
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Drove from hotel to all missions. Very pretty site. Visit at own pace. Park rangers will answer questions. Took us about 4 hours to see 4 missions

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Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

As the largest mission in San Antonio - it plays a big part of early history of the city. Restoration in 2011 to preserve to it's original state will continue to make it a stop of interest for history enthusiasts. Be sure to check the Rose Window, which is a superb example of Spanish Colonial ornamentation that was sculpted around... More

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